Kai Dworschak

Dipl.-Biol. Kai Dworschak

+49 6151 16-75413

Schnittspahnstraße 3
64287 Darmstadt

Raum: B1|01 261

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Curriculum vitae

> 2000-2006 Student of biology at the Universities of Heidelberg and Würzburg

> 2004/2005 Field work at the Danum Valley Conservation Area (Sabah, Malaysia)

> 2006 Diploma thesis at the Institute for Animal Ecology & Tropical Biology, University of Würzburg (Dr. Nico Blüthgen, Prof. Karl Eduard Linsenmair) on a tropical stingless bee community

> 2007-2011 Research for dissertation at the Chair of Animal Ecology, Technische Universität München (Prof. Reinhard Schopf) on the ecophysiology of the European spruce bark beetle. Field work in the National Parks Bavarian Forest and Berchtesgaden (Germany).

Publications:

[08] Schilling F*, Dworschak K*, Schopf R, Ku?hn R, Glaser SJ, Haase A (2012) Non-invasive lipid measurement in living insects using NMR microscopy. The Journal of Experimental Biology 215, 3137-3141. [*equal contribution] [link] [supporting info]

[07] Kautz M, Dworschak K, Gruppe A, Schopf R (2011) Quantifying spatio-temporal dispersion of bark beetle infestations in epidemic and non-epidemic conditions. Forest Ecology and Management 262, 598-608. [link]

[06] Stoeckle BC, Dworschak K, Gossner MM, Kühn R (2010) Influence of arthropod sampling solutions on insect genotyping reliability. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 135, 217-223. [link]

[05] Dworschak K, Blüthgen N (2010) Networks and dominance hierarchies: doe sinterspecific aggression explain flower partitioning among stingless bees? Ecological Entomology 34, 216-225. [link] [supporting info]

[04] Dworschak K, Gruppe A, Schopf R (2009) Mortality of the European spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus L.) after hibernation along an altitude gradient. Mitteilungen der DGaaE 17, 163-166.

[03] Riedinger V, Dworschak K, Gruppe A, Schopf R (2009) Induced response in spruce and performance of the spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus; Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Scolytinae). Mitteilungen der DGaaE 17, 179-184.

[02] Lehmberg L, Dworschak K, Blüthgen N (2008) Defensive behavior and chemical deterrence against ants in the stingless bee genus Trigona (Apidae, Meliponini). Journal of Apicultural Research 47, 17-21. [link]

[01] Leonhardt SD, Dworschak K, Eltz T, Blüthgen N (2007) Foraging loads of stingless bees and utilisation of stored nectar for pollen harvesting. Apidologie 38, 125-135. [link]

Conference contributions:

[09] Schilling F *, Dworschak K, Stoeckle BC, Kühn R, Schopf R, Glaser SJ, Haase A (2011) NMR microscopy of living bark beetles – investigation of fat consumption with regard to internal morphology. 28th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, Leipzig. [talk] [* presenting author]

[08] Dworschak K, Kautz M, Schopf R (2011) Are dispersal and infestation distances in Ips typographus limited by energy reserves? Entomologentagung der DGaaE, Berlin, p. 146. [talk]

[07] Böll C, Dworschak K, Gruppe A, Schopf R (2011) Effects of breeding density and dispersal flight on the reproductive fitness of the spruce bark beetle, Ips typographus L. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae). Entomologentagung der DGaaE, Berlin, p. 319. [poster]

[06] Dworschak K, Meyer D, Gruppe A, Schopf R (2010) Spreading the risk of winter mortality in Ips typographus L. (Coleoptera, Scolytinae). IXth European Congress of Entomology, Budapest, p. 59. [talk]

[05] Dworschak K (2010) “Aus dem Intimleben des Buchdruckers“. Aktuelles aus der Nationalparkforschung – Wissen aus erster Hand, Mauth (Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald). [talk]

[04] Dworschak K, Gruppe A, Schopf R (2009) Mortalität und energetischer Status des Buchdruckers Ips typographus L. (Coleoptera, Scolytidae) entlang eines Höhengradienten nach Überwinterung. Entomologentagung der DGaaE, Göttingen, p. 238. [poster]

[03] Riedinger V, Dworschak K, Gruppe A, Schopf R (2009) Fraßinduzierte Antwort der Fichte und Entwicklungserfolg des Buchdruckers (Ips typographus; Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Scolytinae). Entomologentagung der DGaaE, Göttingen, p. 244. [poster]

[02] Dworschak K, Blüthgen N (2006) Aggressive Interaktionen zwischen stachellosen Bienen (Trigona spp.). Hymenopterologen-Tagung der DGaaE, Stuttgart, pp. 34-35. [talk]

[01] Dworschak K, Blüthgen N (2005) Mixed foraging strategies of stingless bees in Borneo. 18th Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology, Berlin, p. 45. [poster]

Project reports

[01] Dworschak K, Fahse L, Gruppe A, Immler T, Kraft M, Kühn R, Lobinger G, Petercord R, Schopf R, Stoeckle BC (2011) Analyse der Borkenkäfersituation in den Nationalparken Bayerischer Wald und Berchtesgaden (Schopf / Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Public Health, UGV06070204028)

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